No matter the size or style, formal or a modified mudroom, create an instant wow factor for yourself and your guests with the perfect stylish setup that instantly captivates and sets the tone for the rest of the home. With many home decorations at your disposal, make your entryway a warm and welcoming introduction, transforming it into a stylish reflection of your home's personality. Let your entryway be more than just a hallway– turn it into a chic, inviting preview of what's to follow.
Tips To Decorate The Entryway
Add An Entry Table
Centered with the front door or against an adjacent wall, a console table establishes an attractive focal point when entering. For a small entry, a small-scaled compact table with the bonus feature of storage drawers for your keys or mail does the trick. Alternatively, consider a design boasting open shelves beneath – a great way to amply extra storage potential, especially when paired with stylish baskets. Let your console table not only catch keys but also capture attention. Turn your entry into a space that sets the tone for the rest of your home
Set up an eye-catching display by sprucing up the entryway console table with a stunning vase filled with a tasteful floral arrangement, a duo of candlestick holders, a collection of cherished photos, and a touch of your favorite greenery.
Whether it's a bench, stool, or chair, seating in the entryway is both a design statement and a functional piece of home décor. Seating adds an extra layer of functionality to your entry. Let it be a design statement that welcomes both you and your guests.
From a stunning ceramic stool to a cozy chair with cushioning for a pop of color or a storage bench for an additional place to keep your day-to-day objects.
Make your entryway canvas-ready to be accessorized with plants or a stylish throw that show off your style.
Think of adding greenery as a timeless trend that never loses its charm. It's like a breath of fresh air, instantly bringing color and style to your entryway. Whether the botanical beauty is a tall houseplant standing next to a console or a couple of lively potted plants adding vibrancy to a shelf, it's a welcoming invite to you as you step through the door, creating a connection with nature right from the entry. They effortlessly blend into any living space, adding that finishing touch that ties everything together
Whether you're a plant parent nurturing living green companions or prefer the low-maintenance allure of artificial foliage – live or faux – greenery will turn your entryway into a cozy spot with nature's beauty.
Bring In Texture
With A Runner Rug
You are well on your way to sprucing up your space with a few plants- But adding a contrasting runner rug can instantly bring in even more color, texture, pattern, and a snug feeling underfoot.
A runner rug with a striking design adds a practical and stylish addition to changing a plain floor into a lively and welcoming part of your home for a cozy feeling on the hardwood flooring or tiles. It's an easy upgrade to making the entrance feel warm, inviting, and lived-in. Let plants and a runner do their thing, turning your room into an almost well-balanced and visually engaging space.
And We Not About To Forgetting The Walls
Let's not forget about the walls! Whether it's a reflective surface or captivating artwork, don't leave your walls bare – let them tell a story about you and your home. Hang a mirror or display your favorite artwork.
Hang A Mirror
Mirrors serve as striking décor elements. Place a statement mirror in the entrance to instantly create a sense of light and openness as it reflects and amplifies natural light. A stellar first impression would be to hang the mirror over a console table or the entry bench. More than just serving as a spot for quick outfit checks, a wall mirror opens up your space, adds height, and makes an area feel larger by bouncing off natural light. Consider positioning the mirror to catch sunlight, further accentuating the feeling of spaciousness.
On the other hand, displaying artwork allows you to turn your walls into a canvas of expression.
Be it a striking metal abstract art piece or painted artwork with a complementary color scheme, this can easily be the finishing touch that makes a cohesive and memorable first impression, tying together the aesthetic of your entryway in the home. Alternatively to artwork, a collection of framed art is an excellent way to infuse personality and individuality into your space, offering a unique alternative to a traditional wall mirror.
Whether a gallery wall or a standout art piece, the walls become a canvas for your personal taste, leaving a lasting mark on your entryway.
Stylish Storage Solutions
Don't forget to add extra storage for an organized and stylish space. Keeping things clutter-free puts you in a positive mindset when coming or going with an "I'm super organized" flair that reflects order and simplicity, extending a warm invitation to anyone entering your home.
And if you have no room on the floor or console table because of your lovely added plants? No worries! Look up and use all that wall space for storage. Wall hooks or shelves are simple ways to keep things tidy. Whether it's a wooden or metal coat rack, wall-mounted shelves, or a set of decorative wall hooks, these are perfect for keeping your coats, bags, and umbrellas in order and easy to grab. Easy peasy!
My top picks are woven baskets, jewelry boxes, trays, or decorative storage boxes. These options keep things organized but also bring a dash of elegance to your space.
Light It Up
Lighting is one of my *absolute* favorite décor choices. For a well-lit and stylish introduction to your home, you need lighting. Picture a table lamp on the console (next to your new fav plant) casting a warm glow on the surface below. Or above, a stunning pendant light hangs, casting an inviting glow and shadow. These lighting ideas bring a welcoming glow and highlight your entryway accents, such as a textured area rug, wall mirror, or shelving display items. And if you're aiming for an extra dose of brilliance, bring in a tasteful set of wall sconces. Apart from entrance décor, lighting sets the entire tone, creating an inviting ambiance.
By incorporating these tips, you can turn your entryway into a visually appealing and functional space that leaves a lasting impression on anyone who walks through the door.